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2020 Late Applications: what you need to know

If you think you’ve missed the boat to study in 2020, think again. Some institutions in South Africa accept late applications.

How to Write a CV

There are various ways to write a CV, so if you’re looking for instructions on how to write your CV precisely – then keep looking.

How to do Grade 10 like a Pro

So you’ve finally chosen your subjects and now find yourself staring down the barrel of the final three years of school. Daunting, right?!

Admission Requirements: is there any Leeway?

So you’re applying to study at a tertiary institution and come across the ‘Admission Requirements’. What are they and what do they mean for you?

So you want to Study Further

If you’re in your last years of high school, it’s likely that all that everyone has been talking about what they want to study after Matric.

Find Funding: Which Funding Option is right for me?

The idea is to study further but you need to consider “how will I pay for it?” Here are your best options to find funding in South Africa

Work Readiness: What Is That?

As you take a deep breath and conclude your long schooling years, it’s time to start thinking ahead.  It’s tough to feel ready to work just yet. We get you.

Worker Rights: What You need to Know

It is very important that you are aware of Worker Rights, whether you be the employer or the employee. Worker Rights pertain to you.

Learning Pathways: Which one is for me?

Learning Pathways explain the various post-high school options that are available to learners. There are many ways to pick a path.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Should I do it?

Life after Varsity is confusing. A PGCE, or Postgraduate Certificate in Education, may be the next step to bump up your qualifications.

Job Fit: Do Your Skills Make You Suitable?

The world is vast and career options can feel endless. When it comes to sieving through the options, the number one rule is to be realistic. 

TVET Colleges: What is the Qualification Quality?

TVET colleges offer students education and training with a view towards a specific range of jobs, employment or entrepreneurial possibilities. 

NSFAS – Let’s Break it Down

The South African government has pledged that education should be free for underprivileged and working-class students. Does this mean that they can help you fund your studies, and how can you get on board?

Work Integrated Learning: What’s This All About?

Whether you are currently studying or have completed your studies, some workplace experience can go a long way. That’s why WIL is for you!

Online Studying With Just a Few Clicks

Free online study guides will help you to prepare for your upcoming exams. Read this article to find out more about some online sites and…

My Career Choice: How To Get It Right

Making a career choice can be challenging when you’re still in school and feel like you haven’t got nearly enough information to make this kind of decision.

Life After School: Importance of Maths and Science

Are you wondering whether Maths and Science are really worth taking to matric? Well, we’ll be investigating why these subjects are actually important…

Scarce Skills: get a job with These Skills

There’s pressure in high school to start thinking about your future. While most parents have set career ideas, times are changing with scarce skills.

Grade 9 Subject Choices: How to Survive the Pressure

The time to make your Grade 9 subject choices is upon you. Do you play eenie-meeni-miny-mo or do you know exactly which subjects to choose? Find out how to survive the pressure with a few tips from Shirley. 

Tertiary Qualifications: Does Every job need one?

If you think your lack of qualifications is standing in your way of getting a job, think again.  We have a reality check that is going to bust the myths and give you some perspective.

Dietitian: A Career for Daily Heroes

If you think that Dietetics is just about weight loss and nutritional health, you’re in for a reality check. This career is about so much more.

TVET Colleges: Why you Should Consider this Option

You had me at TVET.  If you’ve heard of this type of institution but find yourself wondering if this is an option for you, wonder no more. 

Get an Education: University versus TVET College

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges fulfil an important role in our society, but they tend to be considered less desirable than a University. Let’s unpack why this perspective is not the whole truth…

Teach English: How to do it Online

Teach English online: this needn’t be about standing in front of a class, trying to calm screaming kids down  – or teenagers, for that matter.

South African Police Service: How to Join

Do you have a passion for justice? Have you ever watched a superhero movie and dreamed of saving lives – but perhaps in better outfits?

Everyday I’m Hustling – Soundtrack to Student Jobs

It’s no secret that students tend to hustle their way through varsity. Francesca investigates how you can get dancing to the bank with different types of student jobs.

Score a Sports Scholarship

There are many paths you can take to get a place at your institution of choice. A sport scholarship is one such path that could help you secure a spot.

Guide to Writing the NBTs Outside of South Africa

If you find yourself outside of South Africa and you want to study next year, don’t panic. There’s a way for you to still write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). Liz has been there, done that so she’s got advice for days on this topic.

Do I Apply with Gr. 11 or Gr. 12 Marks?

The university application process can become quite confusing and complicated. This article aims to shed some light on the marks you’ll need to apply with.

Learnerships and Apprenticeships: How to get Them

Learnerships and Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain new skills, network yourself and gain working experience!  That’s a fact.

APS: Why does this Score Matter?

Being able to calculate your APS is important when applying for university. Here’s why universities use them and why you need to be aware of them.

Student Loans in South Africa: What you need to Know

Student loans in South Africa are a realistic option, and they are readily available. Find out how they work and where to find them online.

Second Chance: 2nd Semester Applications

So you wanted to study in 2019, but missed the bus? Don’t sweat it. We’ve got your back. If you didn’t apply in time, you have a second chance.  

Financial Aid: Which Institutions Offer this?

Are you looking to study but can’t fit the bill? Well, we’ve got some good news for you – financial aid is a real funding option. Find out more right here, right now.

Everything you need to know about Bursaries

You’ve heard that bursaries can help you with your tertiary studies, but how exactly can they do this and at what cost to you?

Know your APS

Before you apply to an institution you need to know what an Admission Point Score (APS) is. Find out how to calculate your APS, as well as why it’s so important.

Military Training: What, Where and When?

In this article, we introduce you to what the South African military is like, what they expect from you and what you can expect from them. Find out more!

NSFAS: Debt Cancelled

Last month, the Department of Higher Education and Training announced that R967m had been set aside to alleviate the debts of over 52 000 students. This may sound unbelievable but it’s true.

Everything You Need to Know About Scholarships

When applying for tertiary studies, most people get very excited about trying to win a scholarship. But, what is a scholarship and how can it help YOU to get ahead in your studies? We’ve done some research to help clue you up…

Online Applications: What You Need to Know

While there are a few ways you can apply to your tertiary institution of choice, online applications could save you time and energy.

Foreign Secondary Qualifications in South African Universities

If you are studying a foreign secondary qualifications in SA or abroad, we have all the info you may need to apply to a South African University.

Where the NBT Venues at?

If you plan on studying at a university in 2019, you will need to write the NBTs this year. Here are all of the NBT venues per province.

FAQs about the National Benchmark Tests

Still confused about those National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) you need to write? Here are some of the questions we’ve received about the NBTs.

National Benchmark Test (NBT) – The Need-to-knows

If you’re considering applying to a South African university and you’ve had a look at their admission requirements, chances are you’ve come across the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Here’s everything you need to know about the NBTs and why you have to write them.

CV vs. Resume – What’s the Difference?

In this CV vs. Resume article, we are looking to find out what their differences are and when one should or should not be used.

Top Five Obscure Occupations that Pay Well

The youth of today are always looking for interesting ways to make money. If this is you, you know that the usual nine-to-fiver just won’t cut it.

2019 Internships: Where to find them

Looking for a 2019 internship? Well, we've got you Covered. Internships are a great way to establish yourself in the working world but getting one…

Career Ideas: How to Explore Them

Picking a career isn’t quite as easy as it may seem. Let’s come to terms with how to go about choosing the career that best suits you!

How to Calculate your APS at SMU

So, you are keen to study at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to SMU is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at UL

So, you are keen to study at the University of Limpopo (UL)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UL is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at UMP

So, you are keen to study at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UMP is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at SPU

So, you are keen to study at the Sol Plaatje University (SPU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to SPU is the APS calculation.

Money Versus Happiness

What do you choose? Happiness, money, both? Francesca wrestles the topic of choosing money over happiness and vice versa.

How to Calculate your APS at UWC

So, you are keen to study at the University of Western Cape (UWC)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UWC is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at NMU

So, you are keen to study at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to NMU is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at Walter Sisulu University (WSU)

So, you are keen to study at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to WSU is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at UniVen

So, you are keen to study at the University of Venda (UniVen)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UniVen is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at UniZulu

Here’s a breakdown of how to calculate your APS for UniZulu. Find out the APS calculation before you submit your application.

How to Calculate your APS at North West University (NWU)

So, you want to study at North West University (NWU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to NWU is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at UNISA

So, you are keen to study at the University of South Africa (UNISA)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form is the APS calculation.

Health Professions: Oral Hygienist

If you would like to pursue a career in health sciences but are unsure about which path to take, learn more about one of the lesser known health professions right here.

10 Things you Should Know Before Going to University

So you’ve got the acceptance letter, you’re packed and excited to get going. Here are a few things to consider before going to university.

NSFAS: Guide to Funding

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) offers funding in the form of bursaries to South African students to help them obtain higher education and…

How to Apply for a Student Loan

A student loan can help you pay for anything study related, from tuition fees to accommodation and textbooks. Let’s find out more about the application process.

2019 Institution Open Days

Are you trying to decide where to study next year?  The best thing to do is go to the institution and see it in the…

3 Tips for Making the Most of Open Days

Attending open days can be super informative and helpful. But you need to go prepared to make the best of it. Here are some tips on making the best most of open days at all institutions. 

Student Loans – What Parents Need to Know

So you need to fund your child’s tertiary studies? Here’s everything you need to know about how to apply for funding, specifically a student loan.

How to Calculate your APS at UCT

So, you are keen to study at the University of Cape Town (UCT)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at UKZN

So, you are keen to study at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UKZN is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at Rhodes University (RU)

So, you are keen to study at the Rhodes University (RU)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to RU is the APS calculation.

How to get into Stellenbosch University (Maties)

So, you are keen to study at the Stellenbosch University (SU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to Maties is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at UFS

So, you’re keen to study at the University of Free State (UFS)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UFS is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at UJ

So, you are keen to study at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UJ is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at Tuks

So, you are looking forward to becoming a Tukkie?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to TUKS is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at Wits

So, you’re keen to study at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form is the APS calculation.

Apply to TUT (Tshwane University of Technology)

Online application and hardcopy downloads to help you apply to TUT. A simple guide to applying to study at Tshwane University of Technology.

Apply to the Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) below.  We’ve got instructions on the online application process AND the hardcopy application.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Let’s get started.

Apply to Nelson Mandela University

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to Nelson Mandela University (NMU) below.  We’ve got instructions on the online application process AND the hardcopy application.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Let’s get started.

Apply to the Durban University of Technology (DUT)

You'll find a breakdown of how to apply to the Durban University of Technology (DUT) below.  We've got instructions on their online application process and everything else…

Apply to Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Online application and hardcopy downloads to help you apply to CPUT. Here’s a simple guide to applying to study at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Apply to the University of Zululand

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of Zululand (UniZulu) below.  We’ve got instructions on their online application process and everything else you need to know.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Ready, steady, let’s get started.

Apply to the University of Fort Hare

You will find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of Fort Hare (UFH) below.  We have got instructions on the online application process AND the hardcopy application form.  Ready?  Great! Let’s get started! 

Apply to the University of Venda

Below is a breakdown of how to apply to UniVen (University of Venda). You will find instructions on the online application as well as the…

Apply to Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

You'll find a breakdown of how to apply to Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) below.  We've got instructions on the online application process AND the…

Apply to Walter Sisulu University

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to Walter Sisulu University (WSU) below.  We’ve got all the instructions you need to help you with WSU’s hardcopy application process.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Let’s get started.

Apply to Unisa

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of South Africa (Unisa) below.  We’ve got instructions on their online application process Unisa-TVET application process.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Ready, steady, let’s go.

Apply to North-West University

Below is a breakdown of how to apply to NWU (North-West University). You will find instructions on the online application as well as the hardcopy…

Apply to the University of the Free State

You will find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of the Free State (UFS) below.  We’ve got guidelines on the online application process AND the hardcopy application form.  Ready, steady, let’s go! 

Apply to Rhodes University

Online application and hardcopy downloads to help you apply to Rhodes. Here’s a simple guide to applying to study at Rhodes University.

Apply to the University of Witwatersrand

You'll find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) below.  We've got instructions on the online application process AND the…

Apply to the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

You'll find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) below.  We've got instructions on the online application process AND…

How to Calculate your APS at the UFH

So, you are keen to study at the University of Fort Hare (UFH)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UFH is the APS calculation.

Apply to Central University of Technology (CUT)

Apply online or download application forms for Central University of Technology. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to apply to CUT. Get on it!

Apply to the University of Johannesburg

Having to apply to the University of Johannesburg may seem tricky at first, but with a few steps from us, you’ll be A-okay and well on your way to varsity.

Apply to the University of Pretoria

Below is a breakdown of how to apply to UP (University of Pretoria). You will find instructions on the online application. Please note there is…

Apply to Stellenbosch University

Apply online or download application forms for the University of Stellenbosch. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to apply to SU.

Apply to the University of Cape Town (UCT)

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of Cape Town (UCT) below.  We’ve got instructions on the online application process AND the hardcopy application.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Excited?  Let’s make it happen.

Apply to Mangosuthu University of Technology

You'll find a breakdown of how to apply to Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) below.  We've got instructions on their online application process and everything else…

Apply to University of Mpumalanga

Below is a breakdown of how to apply to UMP (University of Mpumalanga). You will find instructions on the online application as well as the…

Apply to Sol Plaatjie University

Apply and download application forms for the Sol Plaatjie University. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to apply to SPU.

First Year at University – A Beginner’s Guide

Your first year at university can be quite frightening and exciting at the same time. Johan Fourie shares his wisdom on what to remember in first year.

Get Ready to Take on a Degree

Are you thinking of applying to study but don’t meet the requirements? Or perhaps you don’t feel confident to start your educational journey? We get you. Find out how you can prepare yourself for university and set a foundation for your future.

Bursaries: Get Funded for 2019!

Are you still looking for bursaries for your 2019 studies? Look no further, because we’ve compiled a list of a few funding opportunities that are…

Bridging Courses: Bridging the Gap from High School to Varsity

If you have not passed matric with the results you wanted, you have a second chance. You can upgrade your marks with a bridging course.

Extended Degree Programme: Your Ticket to University

Do you feel unprepared to tackle a university degree straight after completing matric? An extended degree programme or bridge course could be the perfect option for you. This article offers information on the multiple institutions that provide these opportunities.

Teaching

If you are at all interested in teaching, then you know that becoming a teacher means way more than standing in front of a class…

Health

Interested in Health? Here’s a whole bunch of tips and info on this field, including student experiences, a peek into related careers, and cool videos!

Music

Music is defined as vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in a way to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. No…

Law

This can be a touchy subject, especially if you disagree with certain laws, or you feel like it has let you down in the past.…

Film and Media Industry

Born was a new era of communication – technology has allowed us to create wonderful media – from moving images and photography, to streamed live…

Environment/Nature

The environment is the surroundings or conditions that any human, animal or plant lives in. It has a strong connotation to nature. If you have…

Communication

Interested in Communication? Here are a whole bunch of useful tips and info, including student experiences, a peek into related careers, and cool videos!

Performing Arts

For spectators, the performing arts are a source for inspiration, entertainment, and culture. For performers, it is a creative outlet, a form of expression, and…

Numbers

The world of numbers is infinite, and so is the fascination it brings. It is the unmistakable universal language. Numbers are everywhere – when your…

Writing

Born writers will tell you that the written word is a form of both limited and unlimited expression. Sometimes there are no words to describe…

Management

Yup, as a manager you might be in charge, but this field is not about controlling those around you, or to grin at the top…

Technology

Technology is much more than the modern tech world we tend to think of – Internet, electronic devices, software programmes, etc. Even the fork you…

Sports

Interested in Sports? Here’s a whole bunch of tips and info on this field, like student experiences, a peek into related careers, and cool videos!

Social Science

Interested in Social Science? Here’s a whole bunch of tips and info on this field, like student experiences, a peek into related careers, and cool videos!

Science

The laws of nature are indeed phenomenal. Science has taught us so much about the universe and our existence – but we’ve only gotten a…

Problem Solving

We are problem solvers. We are solution finders. If the coffee machine stops working, we don’t opt for instant coffee. We find out why the…

Practical Work

Some of us have an urge to do stuff – to get involved hands-on. We need movement and physical involvement in what we do. Practical…

Business

  An interest in business doesn’t mean that your dream consists of wearing a suit all day and looking sleek with a black leather suitcase…

Improve your Matric Results at Damelin Correspondence College

Have you recently finished matric only to discover that your results aren’t good enough to apply for the course you had hoped to study? Find out how to improve your results here.

So You Think You Want an Internship?

An internship can help you gain valuable experience in a particular field and understand what a certain job might involve.

Job Contracts: What you need to Know

Signing your first job contract can be intimidating. It is important to not miss any important details. Here’s what you need to know.

Keep Calm and Graduate

Graduation is nearing and it’s your last year. What to do? Where to go? Francesca Matthys shares some tips on how to keep sane before & after you graduate.

Five Gap Year Ideas to Inspire You

If the words ‘gap year’ are swimming around in your brain, then this article might help you take those words and turn them into a life changing year…

2019 Late Application Dates

There are certain things that one should never be late for: meeting the in-laws, a movie at Ster Kinekor, and applying to university!

New in Town: SACAP’s Durban Campus

Have you got an interest in people and the workings of the human mind? Well, the study of psychology could be for you. Best part: it’s not too late to apply for studies next year.

What To Do If You Can’t Find Funding

For the past two years, I have been trying to find a way to continue my studies into Masters. The problem? Funding. How can I study without it?

The 101 of Apprenticeships and Learnerships

Are you in a bit of a tricky situation and you’re unsure of what to do with your future? Have you considered apprenticeships and learnerships?

Gap Year Opportunity – Should You Take It?

Taking a year off after Matric to pursue travel or work opportunities can be an incredible experience. Here are 5 gap year pros and cons to help you decide.

So You Want To Study Engineering?

Are you considering studying towards a degree in engineering? Before you make the final call, it is important to consider what your interests are, what is required from you to study further as well as what your career option would be.

Reflections from a Teacher in South Africa

In this article, Shirley picks the mind of Benita Swanepoel, a teacher at Ntaba Maria Primary School in Grahamstown and finds out what it is like to be a teacher in South Africa.

5 Steps to Getting a Job

Let’s take a look at the job searching process as well as some tips on how you can prepare yourself to jump into the job market.

South African Salaries: What do Professionals Earn?

How much you will earn one day is becoming a big part of choosing what to study. Here is a breakdown of South African salaries in different industries.

Are you Ready to Study Psychology?

So, you’ve heard of psychology and think it sounds cool? Why not investigate further? Jane has some points for you to consider before you make a final call.

Advantages of a Degree in IT

Do you want to work in the IT industry but aren’t sure if it is really worth your time? Here are some major advantages of getting a degree in IT.

Internships: Welcome to the Working World

Internships are one of the most valuable ways to shape your studying and career decisions, establish yourself within an industry and gain work experience. Find out how to apply for an internship and how to make the most of it.

2019 Applications: Register for a NSFAS Bursary

Are you currently a NSFAS-funded student? Or do you want to register with NSFAS for the 2019 academic year? We have some important news for you!

Volunteer in SA – Choose Your Charity

Volunteering is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling activity and is perfect as a gap year. It adds to your CV and growth. Find out how to volunteer in SA.

What will I earn with which Career?

Want the low down on all degrees, what careers they lead to, what subjects to take and what your salary might be one day? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We give you all of the information you could possibly need when applying to university.

Funding: Is Free Education for Everyone?

So the government is committed to fee-free education. The big question now is whether this will put an end to the missing middle’s fight for funding.

Is Distance Learning Right For You?

For every South African student, there is a different way to study.  Distance learning is one of the study options.  Let’s take a closer look at whether this type of studying would work for you.

Score funding through UNISA

Did you know that UNISA offers funding, in the form of bursaries and loans? Well, they do. Want some more good news? Read on.

Tips for Your Next Job Interview

Are you nervous about an upcoming job interview? No need to panic, here are Didi’s tips to ace your next job interview. Relief is around the corner!

Volunteering opportunities: Want to Volunteer in the Holidays?

If you want to affect change and do some genuine good, get involved in the holidays. Check out some of South Africa’s volunteering opportunities.

Job Shadowing – Why the Big Fuss?

Job shadowing is undoubtedly one of the most useful and important experiences any student can have. Find out the key benefits of job shadowing.

Ace Your Application Letter

Applying for a job or a bursary entails much more than just filling out an application form or submitting your CV. Often, an application letter is required.

University of Johannesburg Financial Aid

It’s tough choosing a university.  That being said, finding funding is even tougher.  Don’t panic, life after school is not mission impossible!  The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has funding options that put tertiary education within your reach.

Do I Apply With Gr. 11 or Gr. 12 Marks?

The university application process can become quite confusing and complicated. This article will shed some light on which marks you’ll need to apply with.

Getting Your Head around Switching Your Majors

If you find yourself in a situation where you’re unhappy with your degree – fret not. Counselling psychologist – Kim – explains how switching your…

Nursing in South Africa

Nurses are essential to all health care systems around the world. Because of this, nursing is an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding career.

Create Your Own Career Path

Is the traditional career path not your cup of tea? Trust us, you’re definitely not the only one. Check out what Annique shared with us about creating her own (unconventional) career.

The Advantages of a Student Loan

Student loans might not be your first choice when it comes to funding your studies but it could be a solid option. Relebone is about to tell you why.

Adult Education – What are my Options?

If you think that you’re too old to get an education, think again. Adult education is a thing and there’s still a chance for you.

Educate Yourself: Do a Free Online Course

Do you feel like everyone around you is going to university and you’re trapped because you can’t afford it? We hear you. Why not educate yourself for free?

Grade 9 Parents: Subject Choice Guidance

It’s difficult not to get frustrated by the combination of hormones and indecision that’s always threatening to combust. We have some advice.

Repaying a Student Loan: The Game Plan

So you’ve finished your degree, you’re going into the working world and… you realise you have a student loan to repay. You need a game plan. We have one.

10 Things to Remember before Applying to University

Applications at universities in SA are closing soon if they have not already closed. It's important to know everything there is to know before applying…

Can Your Child Become a Professional Athlete?

Being a professional athlete is one of the most glamorised careers. As a parent, are you willing to support your child’s passion?

Work in the Radio Industry – What Does It Take?

Do you dream of working in the radio industry and becoming a household name? Are you wondering if you even need to study to work in radio? Find out now.

Life Orientation – What’s the Point?

If I were to ask you what you thought of Life Orientation.. Would you mumble something about it being a waste of time? Want to know what I think?

Get Work Ready with Scarce Skills

Imagine this: you’ve just finished your studies and you’re in high demand with employers. You don’t need to find jobs; jobs find you. This could be a reality. How? With a scarce skill.

So you think you want to be a Dietitian?

If you are a people person and have an interest in healthcare, Dietetics could be the profession for you. Take a sneak peek into the life of a Dietitian and see if this could be your future.

Balancing Experience and Savings

Should you travel and experience life or should you save? Andrea takes us through the benefits of both and the beautiful balance found in the middle.

Importance of Computer Skills

Computer literacy so important in the workplace, for everyone from the lowest employee to the highest employer.  We are about to tell you why. Modern…

How to Begin a Career in Event Planning

As an event planner, you have the power to help people turn their special days into reality. Here’s How to Begin a Career in Event Planning.

Biomedicine – Saving lives with Science

Do you have an interest in science and biology with a desire to help people? Read this article to see how you can fulfill this desire with biomedicine.

Realise Your Potential with Distance Education

Distance education is a means of studying, no matter your current situation. You can study from anywhere in SA AND work while studying.

Part-Time Studies vs. Distance Learning – Is there a Difference?

If you don’t have the necessary time or finances to study full-time, then pursuing part-time studies or distance learning can be an awesome option for you. You will have more time and flexibility but still have the chance to graduate with the qualification you want. 

Practice Law: Become a Paralegal

The opportunities for paralegals to experience career growth has increased over the years. Find out why this is a career that you can enjoy.

The Scholarship Life

Applying for funding can be confusing. If you’re feeling a bit lost in the process, take a step back and know your facts. Scholarships and bursaries may sound the same but they’re not. Don’t worry, we’re about to break it down.

How to be a Hero with Criminology

If you have ever wanted to spend your time working for social change and fighting for justice, read on. Criminology can take you from zero to hero in no time.

Fundi Inaugural Education Forum 2017 – Innovative Collaboration is the Future

On Tuesday, 31 October 2017, Fundi gathered 8 heads of states from across Africa to discuss a vital topic – the state of education and…

The New and Improved EduMatch

The platform your WANT to use. We would like to proudly present: EduMatch.

Finding Funding as a Nigerian Student

Finding funding as a student can be pretty tough. Good news:  there are often more options than you think.  You just need to know where…

Entrepreneurs – How to Make Your Dream Your Reality

Dreaming about your future is fun. There comes a time, however, to turn those dreams into a reality. As future entrepreneurs – that time is now.

How to Pursue Your Engineering Passion

Building a successful career out of engineering is simple. Interested? Here are some tips on how to get your hands on an engineering qualification.

10 Steps to Write a Business Plan

Putting together your first business plan can be daunting. Below are 10 easy steps to make the task more manageable. No matter what type of…

Become a Technology Guru with Information Technology

With the ever-increasing use of technology in residences and companies, it’s important to keep it all running smoothly and up-to-date. With a qualification in Information Technology, you can be a part of the technological age.

Be your own Brand

Ever wondered whether brand image is THAT important? Well, we’ve got news for you: brand image really is a huge deal…and it starts with YOU.

Nigeria to South Africa: Your Study Visa Checklist

Are you a Nigerian looking to study in South Africa? Feeling unsure about the Visa process? Here’s a step-by-step process to help guide you.

University Application Process for Nigerians

Are you a Nigerian looking to study in South Africa?  If you’re unsure about how to make that happen, this article will guide you through everything you need to know.

Your Path to a Psychology Career

Psychology is a well-sought after skill and many people aspire to qualify in psychology. Here we explain how you can acquire the psychology knowledge you…

Kgosigadi – Entrepreneurship Strikes Again

Sometimes you need to stop overthinking the plan and just start – and that’s exactly what Koena Selolo, a successful woman entrepreneur, did.

The Aptitude Test

In grade 9 and in matric, there’s usually quite a buzz around the phrase ‘aptitude test’. Everyone is discussing the good, the bad and the worth of them.

Four Ways To Get Your Law Degree

A simple guide to the four main law degrees in South Africa, and choosing the right one for you, with Francesca Matthys.

Careers in eSport Games: What You Need to Know

If you think that eSports is all about video games and gamers then think again. Be prepared: you are about to get a proper introduction to one of the world’s hottest job markets.

How to Find Work to Fund Your Studies

Is it possible to fund your studies by doing work on the side? Shirley gives some tips on how to pay for your own studies and stay sane while doing it.

Teach Abroad: 10 Countries Looking for SA Teachers

Ever thought of teaching overseas? Teaching could be your ticket to travelling the world and enjoying an experience of a lifetime.

Move Forward with a TVET College

Find yourself leaving high school before finishing Matric? You can move forward with a TVET college and pursue your career.

How to Calculate your APS at VUT

So, you are keen to study at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to VUT is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at MUT

Below is a breakdown of how to calculate your APS for MUT. Find out the APS calculation before you submit your application.

How to Calculate your APS at DUT

So, you are keen to study at the Durban University of Technology (DUT)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to DUT is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at CUT

So, you are keen to study at the Central University of Technology (CUT)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to CUT is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at CPUT

So, you are keen to study at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to CPUT is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at TUT

So, you’re looking forward to being a student at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to TUT is the APS calculation.

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Start Ups

Starting your own business venture is an exciting time. There’s nothing quite like the start-up culture. Here are some things you should be aware of,…

How to Finance High School Education in South Africa

Financing high school can seem like an impossible task, especially if you’re supporting yourself or helping to support your family. With the right resources and…

So You Want to Be an Image Advisor?

In this article we discuss what it means to be an image advisor, what steps you can take to become one and skills that would help you in this career.

How to get into Medicine in South Africa

Getting into medical school in South Africa is notoriously difficult, but there are more ways to do it than going straight from high school into…

Kenyan’s Applying to SA Universities: Application Process

As a Kenyan, you may be finding the process of applying to a South African university a little tricky. This article can guide you through…

What You Need To Know About Counselling

Counselling is a rather broad term and it can have different meanings for different people. The Concise Oxford Dictionary (9th Edition) gives these two definitions of counselling:“give advice to (a person) on social or personal problems, especially professionally.”

Difference Between Institutions in South Africa

Planning for your future? Find all the info you need to choose between a TVET, University of Technology and University as your study institution.

High School – How to take the Bull by its Horns

Ready for high school? Find out why you should start writing this big chapter and how to get through it. For many scholars high school…

Study in SA: Finding Funding for Namibians

Before you make your way over from Namibia to study in the rainbow nation, South Africa, you need to consider funding opportunities to pay the…

Becoming a Holiday Productivity Machine

Holiday time is a great time to switch off and relax but it’s also an opportunity to start a hobby/project or do some vac work. Hash tag holiday productivity.

Job Shadowing Not Working Out? Do An Interview

Don’t know what to study? Start your career research and interview professionals to figure out what you want to become. Job shadowing is an extremely…

Finnish School

Yes, spelt that correctly – keep reading.
Finland – who only have the worlds best education system – have decided to change things up by replacing traditional subject learning with “Phenomenon-Based Learning”.

GEMP – Pursuing Medicine After a Non-Medical Degree

If you didn’t make it into medicine first time round – hope is not lost. As a graduate, you can study medicine through GEMP at Wits.

Debt – Is it Really a Bad Thing?

Have you ever wondered if debt can be a good thing or if it’s only bad? In this article, we delve into the subject of indebtedness.

Higher Education versus Further Education

Do you want to know what the difference between higher education and further education is? Here is a breakdown of the main differences between the…

Midfield players aren’t scoring

This post comes from our kickass mailer we send out every week.  Click here to read it online and subscribe to get our weekly care packages…

Instagram SA – Success as a Social Media Entrepreuner

Instagram SA founder Richard Haubrich sheds light on how he climbed the Instagram grid of success – showing us how Instagram can become a business.

Study in SA: Namibians, ace the Visa Process

Ever thought about packing your bags and taking a study trip across the border?  If yes, the first thing you’ll need to load in your…

Acting for the Camera – How to Become an Actor?

Are you born to be in front of the camera? Does the camera bring out your dramatic side? Pursuing a degree or diploma in Acting…

Smooth Sailing: Countries Where South African’s Can Travel Visa Free

Looking to travel? Your South African passport may feel like a limitation, but it’s the strongest passport in Africa and there are countries where you…

University Application Process for Namibians

Are you a Namibian finding the South African university application process a bit tricky? Read this article for a guide to make it easier for…

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Have you been accepted to university but want to change courses? James Kieser sheds some light on the process of changing courses at University and provides you with…

TVET Colleges Explained

We often hear about TVET college without really understanding what they are, who they’re for and what they do. This article answers these questions.  Many…

Pursuing the Dream Cruise Ship Life

Working and living out at sea on a luxury cruise liner is a dream for lots of people. It is the ultimate gap year, and for some, a long and rewarding career… Read More

South Africans – How To Get Funding to Study Abroad

Do you dream of wandering the globe and experiencing new cultures and people? Well pack your bags because this article will show you how to…

So, You Think You Can DJ?

Do you have a passion for music and people? Ever thought about DJing as a profession? Let’s do a quick sound check and see… Read More

Preventing Plagiarism When You Write And Cite

Knowing how to prevent and avoid plagiarism is one of the most essential skills you need when writing an essay at university – underestimating its…

How to Keep Fit With a Second Job

As a student or a working person, keeping fit can be extremely time-consuming — especially if you need the income from a second job. This…

Homeschooling – Is it a Viable Option?

Parents often wonder whether traditional schooling is giving their kids everything they deserve. Homeschooling always seems like an attractive alternative because, ultimately, no-one cares about…

How to Use Social Media to Get Ahead

Tired of Tweets and newsfeeds getting you down? Want to get ahead online? Here’s how to use social media like Facebook, Twitter and other sites…

The Digital Workplace: Preparing Students for an Online World

South Africa desperately needs technical and digital-literacy skills in the digital workplace. How do we make this happen, and whose responsibility is it? Last week…

Is it Nasfuss?

This post comes from our kickass mailer we send out every week.  Click here to read it online and subscribe to get our weekly care packages…

Top Ten Things to do as a UKZN Student

Durban is one of South Africa’s most diverse and exciting cities. As a UKZN student you have the unique opportunity to experience the various activities…

The Waiting Game – The Follow Up Email

After attending a job interview, the next step is the waiting game. Francesca calmly reassures us through the dreaded post interview waiting game and talks…

A Day in the Life of a Subtitler

Kate Mpshe tells us about the ins and outs of being a subtitler. She never imagined she’d be doing this job but she has fallen in love with languages.

The TVET turnaround

This post comes from our kickass mailer we send out every week.  Click here to read it online and subscribe to get our weekly care packages…

Turning Hairdressing into an Art

Forget merely cutting, styling and colouring: hairdressing is an art form which requires a deep knowledge of colour and design and love for people. Your hair says…

The Fear of Change – Figuring it Out and Owning it

No matter how hard you try and run from it - change will happen. No matter what form it comes in, it can be hard…

Bikini Business: Student Entrepreneurship

Check out how this SA female entrepreneur and full-time student embarks on the journey of starting her own business. Student entrepreneurship for the win!

(No)madness – Young Adults Living in the Now

It’s confusing sometimes, looking in the mirror at your young adult self and realising that you have become… a kind of nomad, a here-and-there, a…

Free Education with We Think Code

Did someone say free education? It’s possible to become a game changer, get a free education and become a software engineer at the same time.…

Tips to Become a Successful YouTube Vlogger

Want to start a vlog but not sure where to start? Here is some advice and tips backed by some of South Africa’s top people…

Understanding the TVET College Crisis

The latest TVET college crisis may have been confusing for some, here Johann breaks down the protests, issues and possible solutions. On the 19th of…

Get a Matric Certificate Outside High School

Do you want to complete your Matric but have left school already? Find out everything you need to know about completing Matric outside of high school.

Understanding a Career in Human Resource Management

Not sure what you want to become but know you like working with people? Human Resource Management may do the trick. Here’s what you need…

Doing a Short Course – A Good Alternative?

We give you some of the information that you need to know when considering taking a short course – along with all of its benefits.…

NQF Levels – What’s all That Stuff About?

Everyone keeps talking about NQF levels this and NQF levels that. Find out what NQF levels stand for and what the point of these levels are.

Traffic and Metropolitan Policing – What Does It Take?

If you can be described as someone who is concerned for other peoples’ safety, you’re responsible and courageous, then you might consider joining the police academy as a Traffic or Metropolitan Police Officer.

During the festive season and long weekends the news is often abuzz with traffic reports, road accidents and the increased crime rate throughout the country. Although newsmakers place these issues on their agenda a few times a year, metropolitan and traffic police make public safety, policing and crime prevention their everyday job.

What are the Careers of the Future?

Decisions about choosing a career or school subjects have you confused? Here we give you the careers of the future and what you can study…

Bookkeeping Basics – What you Need to Know?

Are you a finance whizz who keeps track of every cent you spend? Bookkeeping may be the degree for you. Bookkeeping refers to the recording of…

Remaining Positive Through Challenges

Sometimes life throws us curve balls and it’s easy to become frustrated and negative. Here are some tips to maintain a positive mental attitude through…

Job Interview Tips: How to Prepare

Job interviews. There must be a better way to prepare than hoping you get the questions you prepared for? Here are some great interview tips…

Your Personal Job Interview Checklist

Landing your first, or even 10th, job interview brings about some nervousness. With these preparation tips and guidelines, you’ll be good to go confidently.

The South African Maths Debacle

The matric results are out and here's what you need to know about South African Maths in the educational system and how to help SA's…

Navigate your way to a Sailing Qualification

Sailing off into the sunset can actually be a career. Let’s see what it takes to follow a career in sailing and study sailing as a qualification.

Community Development: Hone Your Skills

By using the skills you have learned in higher education you can help to uplift, support and develop your local community and create meaningful change.…

How Can Short Learning Programmes Shape Your Career?

We’re always looking for ways to improve our knowledge and skills. Short Learning Programmes are a great way to do this. Read more to find…

Who is Oxbridge Academy?

Oxbridge Academy is a large distance learning institution in South Africa. They offer a variety of different courses at different qualification levels. You can study from the comfort of your own home while getting the support you need via online communications with this tertiary institution. 

What to Expect: Studying a BSc (Chemistry) at UCT

If you’ve ever wondered whether a Bachelor of Science (BSc) is for you then read on. Find out what it takes to study a BSc in Chemistry.

Becoming a Kickass Entrepreneur

The idea of becoming an entrepreneur can be terrifying. But what sets you apart from every other person with a dream? How can you prepare yourself…

Benefits of Social Media

It could be said that one of the most difficult and puzzling spaces to navigate in this new day and age is social media. We…

Part 1: Getting Your Learner’s Licence

You can finally start to taste that freedom you’ve been longing for since entering your teen years – getting your learner’s licence. If only it…

Engineering Qualification: Diplomas Versus Degrees

Choosing whether to pursue a diploma or a degree in engineering can be a tricky decision. This article will tell you everything you need to…

The Reality of Ever-Changing Careers

Do you want to find a career in sports? Sports lovers who can’t play sport professionally can still participate in the sports arena.  Janine breaks…

The Different Types of Engineering

Deciding that you want to study engineering is exciting, but it’s also a bit intimidating. Here we give you a breakdown of the main types…

Applied Social Science in Community Service

If making a difference in your community by helping those who are at their lowest points in life is your passion, then this could be the degree for you.

Vocational Training – What is it?

Ever wondered about alternatives to university? Vocational training is an option. What is this and how does it apply to you? Francesca gives us some insight into this tertiary study choice.

Learnerships & Skills Programmes: A Better Option?

To degree or not to degree? Asked no one ever. Surely there’s no other way to study than university. Or is there..? Ever heard about learnerships?

Logistics – A Career Option No One is Talking About

If you haven’t considered logistics and supply chain management as a career path, you aren’t alone. Read here to find out why you should be considering it.

National Technical Certificate – What Is It?

Interested in engineering but don’t have a matric, a national technical certificate could be your answer. Consider studying towards a national technical certificate at one of South Africa’s further education and training colleges.

Private Versus Public Institutions

Choosing where to study is a big deal. One of the things you need to decide is what kind of institution you want to study at. In South Africa private and public institutions have fundamental differences, so you might find that one of them is a much better fit for you.

Fleet Management: Everything you need to know

Every company that manufactures products or supplies manufacturers in South Africa requires the expert services of a fleet manager. This is because fleet managers are sought after for their ability to manage the practical demands of manufacturing companies. Fleet management can include a range of functions.

Knocks, Retaliation, and a Career in Human Resources

Chantiny has had her shares of knocks, but no matter how many times she failed, she got back up and learnt from her mistakes. The…

Career Guidance: Is It Worth It?

Deciding on a career or course can be really frustrating. There are career guidance professionals that are equipped to help you… But is it worth it?

Having Fun with a Boxing Specialisation

Is it For You? Both Oupa and Rizqah didn’t have anything bad to say about the course. Oupa did mention that the last day of…

To Rank or Not to Rank, That is the Question

Fuss or no fuss about university rankings? EduOne ambassador Francesca Matthys helps us understand why we should take university rankings more seriously. Did you know…

The Ever-Changing World of Marketing

Before you make a move into marketing, get some insight into this interesting profession -it might just be the career of your dreams. In recent…

Which Teaching Programme is Right for me?

Trying to figure out which teaching programme to study is a daunting decision. Here we break down the different programmes and the decision-making process. A…

A Q&A with a Communication Designer

Do you have a passion for design and problem-solving and want to make a career out of it? Find out how Barbara-Anne took her passions and…

Graphic Design – The Pixel Perfect Life

Graphic Design at Inscape – A Chat with Brandon   Brandon Kenny, a graphic design graduate from the Inscape Education Group. He completed a Bachelor of Design with…

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Ever heard of logistics and supply chain management and wondered what it’s all about? Let’s break this qualification down.

Diploma in Teaching vs. Degree in Teaching

Pursue a career in teaching Pursuing a career in teaching may require you to study toward a degree in teaching or alternatively a diploma in…

Part-Time Studies – Your Way to the Top

Are you considering part-time studies? There is a lot of information on full-time qualifications and distance learning – but what about part-time studies? Before picking this option, find out what it’s all about.

The Distance to a Tourism Qualification

Want to be a qualified professional in the tourism industry? Distance learning is skyrocketing, and tourism studies are part of the trip. Yep, you don’t need a full-time university degree to succeed in this career path.

Human Resource Management at VUT

Interested to find out what it’s like to study Human Resource Management at Vaal University? Penelope Makala shares her student experience. I studied Human Resource…

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

If you already have a bachelor of education and wish to expand on your knowledge and improve on your credentials, read on to find out…

A Q&A with a Photographer and Videographer

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a photographer and videographer and how to become one? Take a look at how OWI can make your dreams come true.

Improve Your Employability with Microsoft Office

Being skilled in Microsoft Office is a basic requirement for many admin job positions. If you want to add these computer skills to your CV, or upgrade your existing computer skills, check out the Foundations of the Microsoft Office course at Damelin College.

How to Fund your Studies in South Africa?

There are so many options and guidelines to follow in order to qualify for certain funding options. Find out how to fund your studies in South Africa.

A Q&A with a Production Coordinator

Do you love the film industry and see yourself in the career field? Read about what you can expect in a career as a Production Coordinator.

Pursuing a Career in the Arts

Want to find out what it means to head on into the Arts industry? EduConnect Ambassador and recent Dramatic Arts graduate Francesca prepares you for…

Becoming Educated in Education

Do you have the desire to work in education but don't have the time or resources to do it? With Open Learning Group and North…

Recognition of Prior Learning with eta College

eta College offers courses to equip students who wish to embark on careers in sports management, coaching, personal training, sports conditioning and much more. Here’s…

Building a Better Future with Management Consulting

Are you intrigued by the world of business, want to become a top leader in the industry and have a knack for all things commerce?…

A Q&A with a Graphic Designer

Simeon van den Bergh attended Belville High School and took Visual Art, Technical Drawings, Computer Applications Technology and Maths Literacy (definitely a creative). He went…

Second Year of Mechanical Engineering at UP – What to Expect?

The ins and outs of second year mechanical engineering at UP. Here's what you can expect and how you can prepare yourself to have another…

Bachelor of Hospitality Management – Study at EHL

EHL is globally renowned for its top quality hospitality training. Here’s what you need to know about their awesome Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

BSc Maths at Tuks: How It All Started

Hannah Maidment has chosen to study a BSc in Mathematics, a slightly less conventional degree, but one that opens doors to a lot of future…

A Day in the Life of a Hair Stylist

Salomé de Wet: Hair Stylist She’s hip, retro, and rocks a shock-yellow hairdo that you simply can’t miss.  Salomé de Wet  is firing up the…

4 Reasons to Consider a Postgrad in Journalism

A BA Honours degree in Journalism can be an incredibly powerful addition to your existing undergraduate degree, regardless of which faculty you graduated from. If…

Bundu Bash Your Way to Become Field Guide

Do you dream of working in nature while making a difference and educating people on conservation? Does being a Field Guide spark an interest?

Build Your Way to Architecture

Are you interested in architecture but not exactly sure whether you want to launch straight into a degree? Find out how you can get an…

Journalism Honours at Stellies – The Full Low-Down


A Journalism Honours graduate from the University of Stellenbosch breaks down the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How you can be one of the…

A Day in the Life of a Restaurant Manager

Ever sat in a restaurant and wondered what those friendly guys with the Manager tags actually do? Here’s a look into what a Restaurant Manager does.

Hospitality Management – Study Abroad in Switzerland

If you want to get a degree in Hospitality Management, studying abroad should be a serious consideration. Renowned hotel schools like EHL in Switzerland can…

The Bachelor of Arts Degree – Deflating the Stigma

It’s time to deflate the stigma surrounding the frowned-upon, yet popular BA degree. BA graduate, Devan, reflects on his experience with the degree.

A Day in the Life of a Bio-Medical Technologist

Many of us have been required to give our blood to the gentle, yet threatening nurse as she coo’s us into putting our arm out…